© 1992

In Vitro Culture of Trees


Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 1-3
  3. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 4-11
  4. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 12-54
  5. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 55-71
  6. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 72-125
  7. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 126-143
  8. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 144-145
  9. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 146-149
  10. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 150-150
  11. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 151-155
  12. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 156-165
  13. J. M. Bonga, P. von Aderkas
    Pages 166-166
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 167-238

About this book


Woody plants provide many challenges to the tissue culturist. Although there are many excellent tissue culture books and manuals available, these are generally strongly biased towards herbacious crops. Consequently, they often do not pay sufficient attention to the problems that specifically apply to in vitro culture of tree species. Culture of the latter often poses problems which are either absent or of lesser significance when culturing herbacious species.
When trees in the field are used as explant source, the problems can be especially severe. For example, the physiological condition of the explants is difficult to control because of variation in weather and biotic factors. Furthermore, it is often difficult to obtain explants free of contaminants from field grown trees. Lack of genetic uniformity and maturation are additional problems one often has to deal with when culturing tree cells or tissues. These problems are emphasized in this text. In vitro culture of trees is not viewed in isolation. It is considered in conjunction with breeding, traditional cloning and other common tree improvement techniques. The text discusses theoretical as well as practical aspects of the in vitro culture of trees.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Forestry Canada — Maritimes RegionFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Forest Biology, Department of BiologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title In Vitro Culture of Trees
  • Authors J.M. Bonga
    Patrick Aderkas
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1540-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4108-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8058-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tree Biology
    Plant Sciences
    Forestry Management
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` I consider this an excellent book for the active researcher on tissue culture of trees. It also provides an update for progress on species of interest and the subject/species index (with Latin and common names) is very helpful. '
Commonwealth Forestry Review, 73:1